Modern agricultural production relies extensively on the use of chemical substances to improve crop growth, increase shelf life of agricultural produce, insure against risks by providing pest control, and even to reduce labour effort by reducing the need for weeding.
Specialisation in agricultural has made such insurance mechanisms even more attractive as crop diseases can have devastating effects on agricultural businesses. In fact, pesticide use in agriculture has increased significantly but the use of these chemicals has various adverse effects, which has raised the demand for strict policy to regulate their use.
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